What Goes in Chili? Ingredients Most Commonly Used for Chili Recipes

Most of what goes in chili is likely to be in your kitchen already, as a lot of the ingredients are pantry staples. These simple chili ingredients come together quickly and easily to create something that’s filling and truly delicious.

For the classic chili recipe that most people think of when they are talking about this dish, you’re going to need:

  • Ground beef
  • Tomato paste
  • Beef broth
  • Garlic
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Onion
  • Tomato sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper

You may also want to include some toppings for your chili in your ingredient list. Sour cream and shredded cheese make good chili toppings, and so do avocado, chopped onion, and cilantro. Add any or all of these to create the perfect bowl of chili!

Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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